If you’ve considered building or buying an outdoor sauna, you may have considered a sauna on a trailer.
The lure is obvious, you can tow it and drop it anywhere. You bring it wherever you want, and it can pay for itself if you start a mobile sauna business.
Mobile Saunas are like wellness food trucks. They have multiple benefits including getting around building codes, moving with the owner, going camping, and are excellent for owners with seasonal cabins or cottages.
They can be brought to vacation homes, rented for events and parties, or brought ice fishing.
If you’re looking for mobile saunas for sale, be sure to sign up for future sauna auctions here. Saunas that are suitable for sauna rental companies are often sold before the auction goes live, and the list gets first access.
Here are some of the most popular sauna trailer designs on SaunaShare, the platform where you can rent a sauna that gets delivered to your door.
Popular Sauna Trailer Designs
Cargo Trailer Saunas
If you want to really log some miles on your sauna, we recommend a cargo trailer sauna.
While this is almost certainly the first time fuel economy of mobile saunas has been discussed, we think it is an important factor to consider with the popularity of mobile saunas.
Mobile saunas for sauna rental businesses should be built for the road and tow well. Most climates where mobile saunas are popular are also wintery climates with plenty of snow. Mobile saunas should handle well in icy conditions.
Cargo Trailer Saunas Include:
Mobile Barrel Sauna
Saunas on trailers don’t have to be complicated either. Our favorite example is barrel saunas that are simply strapped down to a utility trailer. Check out StoneGrove Saunas in Minneapolis for a simple example of this.
However, most barrel saunas (especially barrel sauna kits) are not built for high winds or highway driving over 60 mph. They can be delivered and moved occasionally but if you’re thinking about starting a mobile sauna business we recommend a builder like Casa De Sauna who specializes in Mobile Barrel Saunas.
Like Voyageur Saunas above, you know Casa De Sauna barrel sauna hold up on the road because there are so many mobile sauna companies that use them, especially in Canada.
We recommend barrel saunas that with thermally treated wood that won’t expand and contract, like these.
Other examples of barrel sauna trailers include
- RG Saunas (Ontario)
- Sauni.de Saunas (Germany)
- Heatwave Mobile Sauna (Denmark)
- Loyly Sauna (Vancouver Island, BC)
Tiny Home Sauna On a Trailer
Tiny Homes have been popular longer than mobile saunas – and they are a category of saunas on trailers that can be considered. Tiny Home saunas are typically more expensive and travel poorly compared to other trailer types.
If you want an elaborate sauna and don’t plan on moving it often, a tiny home sauna is for you if you can afford it. Tiny home saunas are the most versatile mobile saunas and often have the best saunas views.
Examples of Tiny Home Trailer Saunas include
- Tiny Banya (Australia)
- Sauna Parabuch (Poland)
- Cedar and Stone (Duluth, Minnesota)
- Juhla Sauna (Vancouver Island, BC)
- SpaFleet (New York/New Jersey)
Horse Trailer Saunas
What better use for an old horse trailer than a sauna? Modern horse trailers are far more comfortable for horses, and old horse trailers can be found on the cheap on Craigslist.
Examples of horse trailers converted into saunas include:
- Warmth Sauna (UK)
- Hygge Sauna (Oregon)
- Wauna Sauna Rental (Minnesota)
- Smoken Horsebox Sauna (Ireland)
Fish House Sauna
Hiki Hut Sauna in Duluth Minnesota (the sauna capital of North America?) are the only category creators in the bunch. They took an ice shanty and turned it into the first mobile sauna trailer in Duluth, Minnesota.
Hiki Hut can be credited with reviving the sauna culture in Duluth, which has a history of Finnish public saunas.
How to Build a Sauna On a Trailer
Trailer saunas are complicated and full of pitfalls that are common with saunas and trailers.
Well built saunas on trailers are constructed with similar techniques as tiny homes. Sauna Parabuch created a sauna trailer handbook as part of their crowdfunding campaign, which we hope to bring you soon.
You could also buy a mobile sauna shell kit from Custom Mobile Saunas and finish the interior work yourself.
Check back for updates on how to build a sauna on a trailer.